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Thursday, January 5, 2017

23 Emotions People Feel, But Can't Explain

Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own. 
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable. 
Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.  
'Enouement: The bitter sweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self. 
Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used book shops. 
Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat. 
Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people, but is now abandoned and quiet. 
Mauerbauertraurigkelt: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends whom you really like. 
Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head. 
Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. 
Vemodalen: The frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist. 
Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking , but no one is listening. 
Ellipsism: A sadness that you will never know how history turned out. 
Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence. 
Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster; to survive a plane crash or to lose everything in a fire. 
Exulansis: The tendency to give up talking about an experience because people can not relate to it. 
Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone. 
Ruckkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life does not make sense to you anymore. Onism: The frustration of being stuck in only one body at a time, that inhabits only one place at a time..
Liberosis: The desire to care less about things. 
Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you have always had; the same boring flaws and anxieties that you have been gnawing on for years. 
Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.